Superb inky black core, totally impenetrable, with a deep dark purple black hue. Scented aromatics of ripe blackcurrants, liquorice and hints of black cherry blossom from the glass followed by toasty vanillin cedar, a hint of black olives and spice. Big and possessing classical Bowen Estate richness, the 2016 rendition has a tight muscular structure. The palate is layered with inky blackcurrant, black cherry and liquorice flavours underpinned by toasty cedar and tobacco characters, black olives and spice. The firmly built tannins and bright acidity acting as place holders reigning in the fruit guaranteeing a long cellaring life. Dry finish with a compact muscular mouthfeel. Long inky black cherry, blackcurrant, liquorice, subtle cedary tobacco, black olive and spice aftertaste.
Cellar 6-8 years.
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